Top 7 Habits for a Healthy and Happy Life

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Physical activity boosts mood through raising serotonin, lowering stress hormones, and distracting from daily worries. Physical activity for 10 minutes boosts mental and physical wellness. Activity type doesn't matter. Any intentional activity works, but mix it up to avoid monotony.

Physical Activity

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Proper nutrition—not severe dieting, restriction, or avoiding food groups—is essential for all aspects of health, including mental health. Instead of a complete overhaul, healthy eating requires gradual changes. Make easy healthy choices wherever you can. Eat nutrient-dense foods and restrict portions.

Eat Well

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Stress is unavoidable. Not inevitable is letting it ruin your happiness. Instead, manage stress with mindful exercise (yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi), meditation, deep breathing, or hobbies that bring you delight.

Manage Your Stress

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Spiritual, emotional, and mental health require community. Spending time with loved ones recharges and brings satisfaction. Socialize as often as you like and in ways that improve your well-being. To feel like you belong, introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts require genuine, supportive relationships.

Get Social

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Recovery is critical for mental and physical health. Every athlete will tell you that downtime is necessary to maximize performance. Your body restores and prepares for the next day during sleep. Six to eight hours of sleep is typical.

Get Enough Sleep


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Counting your blessings and appreciating what you have may be the secret to happiness. Being actively grateful—taking time each day to appreciate the good things in your life—can help you develop a positive outlook on life. Gratitude is linked to happiness, health, and decreased stress.

Be Grateful

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Several of the behaviours mentioned are interconnected and mutually beneficial. Exercise may help you sleep better and eat healthier. Get enough sleep to have more fun with friends and family. Socializing with friends may add to your daily gratitude.

Be Kind to Yourself